Travel throughout the Yucatan Peninsula
The Maya Route in Mexico
Traveling through the states of Yucatán, Campeche, Chiapas, and Tabasco, you will love this impressive tour if you enjoy walking and exploring the wonders of the ancient world.
Re-live the golden years of the Yucatan Peninsula. The journey brings back to life the glorious days at the beginning of the 20th century when the Yucatan Peninsula lived its own “gold fever” with the industry of the henequen (sisal) fiber, and hundreds of kilometers of rails were built among the lush vegetation of the Mayan jungle to link the wealthy sisal haciendas with their plantations with the prosperous cities of Merida and Campeche.
Begin your journey in the state of Tabasco, Mexico’s “Garden of Eden” where everything is green and everything is water. Marvel at the enormous Olmec civilization heads weighing an average of 20 tons each at the La Venta Museum in Villahermosa. Discover the mysterious Mayan treasures at the UNESCO World Heritage archeological sites of Chichén-Itzá, Uxmal and Palenque. These symbols of the Mayan magnificence rise with majesty over the plains and the tropical forest mountains. You will be amazed at the genius and creativity of the imposing pre-Hispanic architectural masterpieces. Known as master builders, The Mayas were understandably referred to as “The Greeks of America.” Palenque is known to be the most beautiful Mayan site. Walk back in time in Campeche, a fortified city facing the Gulf of Mexico and guarded by strong bastions from ancient pirates, was one of the main ports of New Spain, channeling a large number of Yucatecan products. Be enchanted by the history, color and regional flavor of the beautiful colonial capital city of Merida. A beautiful city of elegance and aristocracy, of wide avenues and white palaces, is known as the “Ciudad Blanca” (the white city.)